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Virgin Mary Hodegetria – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A great icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. This is an icon on naturally aged wood from a restored cell at Mount Athos.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18,5 x 23,5 x 2 cm

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Icon with Virgin Mary Hodegetria on Naturally Aged Wood

An beautiful icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. According to Orthodox tradition the prototype has long been in the Katholikon of the Monastery of Vatopedi. However the icon disappeared and was found later at another monastery, like Virgin Mary was choosing the place She wanted to be.

It is said that in 1730 the icon suddenly disappeared from its place, although the gates of the Monastery were locked and was found at the Monastery of Xenophontos. Everyone thought that someone had stolen it, and so the icon was brought back to its old place. But a short while afterwards the same incident happened again. The monks from Vatopedi were now convinced that this was a miracle and decided to respect the will of Theotokos. From that day this icon is at the Monastery of Xenophontos.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The history of this icon has started many years before the monk completed the representation of Virgin Mary on canvas. The wood was naturally aged as it was part from a cell at Mount Athos which was renovated. It has been carefully cut and preserved by monks who created these collectible icons. During renovation works monks are keeping the old pieces of wood and they are turning them into these excellent works of art. On the back side of the icon, with the representation of Virgin Mary, two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. This wood carries the blessings and prayers of monks outside the borders of Mount Athos. Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be a great present for our friends and relatives.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18,5 x 23,5 x 2 cm

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Weight0.55 kg
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